8.2 Million Guilders paid in Stimulus Support. Application for Business Payroll Support is extended to May 31st (Sint Maarten)

Application for Business Payroll Support has been extended to May 31st. The deadline for April payment for COVID-19 Unemployment and Income Support ended May 10th 2020. Payments for the stimulus relief began on May 19th. Thus far 352 companies have received support and an amount of 8.2 Million Guilders has been paid in Stimulus Support. This was announced in a press release posted on the website of the Government of ...
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Official Publication of the Payroll Support Plan (AB 2020 no. 29). Stimulus payments to begin (Sint Maarten)

On 14 May 2020 the ministerial regulation dated 13 May 2020 formalizing the Payroll Support Plan – in Dutch: ‘Tijdelijke regeling payroll ondersteuning’ – has been published in the Official Publication of Sint Maarten (AB 2020 no. 29). The ministerial regulation, which allows SZV to carry out the payroll program on behalf of Government, is the final mutually agreed format of the legal basis. The approval of the 2020 budget (AB ...
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COVID-19 unemployed support: May 10th deadline to qualify for April payment (Sint Maarten)

The Ministry of Finance reminds the public that there is “COVID-19 Unemployment Support” for those that have lost their job due to the current pandemic brought on by COVID-19. The Unemployment Support Program will pay ANG. 1,150 per month to qualifying individuals. May 10th is the deadline to qualify for April payment. This was announced in a press release dated 7 May 2020 posted on the website of the Government. The ...
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Income support for sole proprietors, vendor license holders, bus and independent taxi and tour drivers in full swing. Ministry of Finance reminds to apply and resubmit every month before the 22nd (Sint Maarten)

The Ministry of Finance reminds to apply for the Income Support for Sole Proprietors, Vendor License Holders, Bus and Independent Taxi and Tour Drivers under the Sint Maarten Stimulus & Relief Plan (SSRP). The Income Support Program will pay ANG. 1,150 per month to qualifying individuals for the months of April, May and June 2020. ​Income support applicants must resubmit every month before the 22nd. This was announced in a press ...
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Final extension application deadline for Business Payroll Support. Execution of the support plan in full progress (Sint Maarten)

The Minister of Finance has announced that the application deadline for Business Payroll Support under the Sint Maarten Stimulus & Relief Plan (SSRP) has been extended. The new application deadline is Wednesday May 6, 2020 midnight. This is a final extension for the first month (April 2020) of Business Payroll Support. For more information regarding the extension of the application deadline, click here for the press release of the Minister ...
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Deadline applying for Business Payroll Support under the Stimulus & Relief Plan (SSRP) has been moved from April 24th to May 1st. Payment for March declarations has also been extended to May 4th (Sint Maarten)

The Ministry of Finance of Sint Maarten reminds the public that when applying for Business Payroll Support under the Sint Maarten Stimulus & Relief Plan (SSRP), the deadline has been moved from April 24th to May 1st. Though it is a holiday, the ministry would like to assure everyone that online submissions will be accepted. Payment for March declarations has also been extended to May 4th. This was announced with ...
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Website Stimulus & Relief Plan launched (Sint Maarten)

Yesterday the website of the SSRP Sint Maarten Stimulus & Relief Plan (SSRP) was launched: www.ssrp.sx. The release of the SSRP and the launch of the website has been announced with a press release on the website of the Government. Economies across the world have been negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and St. Maarten is no exception. The necessary measures of closing the borders in order to control the ...
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Platform for Collaboration on Tax: International organisations move to help developing countries improve tax systems

The world's four leading multilateral organizations working in the tax area have established their first integrated website containing information on how low- and middle-income countries can strengthen tax systems and mobilise the domestic revenue they need to address some of their urgent development challenges—including the COVID-19 pandemic. The release of the website was announced in a press release published on the website of the OECD. From the press release: The new website ...
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Platform for Collaboration on Tax invites comments on a draft toolkit designed to help developing countries with the implementation of transfer pricing documentation requirements

The Platform for Collaboration on Tax – a joint initiative of the IMF, OECD, UN and World Bank Group – is seeking feedback from the public on a draft toolkit designed to help developing countries in the implementation of effective transfer pricing documentation requirements. This was announced in a press release published on the website of the OECD. From the press release: Transfer pricing documentation is necessary for effective implementation ...
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Short-term investment solution in transforming tax administration to take three years, Minister of Finance says (Sint Maarten)

The short-term investment of Naf.37 million in the Capital Account for Transforming the Tax Administration is divided into Naf.32 million for the upgrading of the Tax Department and another Naf.5 million for the necessary improvements in Public Financial Management as noted in the 2015 Kingdom Instruction, Minister of Finance Hon. Perry Geerlings said on Monday, according to a press release dated 26 June 2019 published on the website of the ...
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Transforming tax administration to result in economic revival and secure government finances and investments, Minister of Finance says (Sint Maarten)

The Minister of Finance of Sint Maarten Hon. Perry Geerlings said on Thursday that the transformation of the country’s Tax Administration will result in further national economic recovery and providing a sustainable secure system for future government finances and necessary investments into the public sector, according to a press release dated 21 June 2019 published on the website of the Government of Sint Maarten. From the press release: “For years ...
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OECD Secretary-General report to G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors

On 8 June 2019, the OECD released the 2019 OECD Secretary-General Report to G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors. The report contains a brief overview provided by the Secretary-General (see hereafter) as well as tables and overviews regarding the status of various actions. Aruba Aruba is being welcomed as one of the 13 new members of the OECD/G20 Inclusive Framework on BEPS, since the last report of the Secretary-General ...
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IMF: additional measures should contain a mix of tax reforms and expenditure rationalization (Aruba)

IMF Executive Board concluded the 2019 Article IV Consultation with the Kingdom of the Netherlands-Aruba. Under Article IV of the IMF’s Articles of Agreement, the IMF holds bilateral discussions with members, usually every year. In the context of the 2019 Article IV consultation with the Kingdom of the Netherlands—Aruba, the following documents have been released and are included in this package: A Press Release on the staff report that concluded ...
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IMF Staff Concluding Statement of the 2019 Article IV Mission to Aruba

Het Internationaal Monetair Fonds (International Monetary Fund, “IMF”) heeft op 1 april 2019 een Concluding Statement uitgegeven met betrekking tot de “Article IV Mission” naar Aruba: “Kingdom of the Netherlands—Aruba: Staff Concluding Statement of the 2019 Article IV Mission”. In het Concluding Statement laat het IMF zich ook uit over de belastinghervormingen. Hieronder nemen wij de Concluding Statement op: “Kingdom of the Netherlands—Aruba: Staff Concluding Statement of the 2019 Article ...
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Platform for Collaboration on Tax discussed domestic resource mobilisation challenges

On 9 October 2018 the four partner organisations to the Platform for Collaboration on Tax (PCT) discussed critical challenges and opportunities for mobilising domestic resources to meet countries' development priorities, at the upcoming IMF-World Bank annual meetings in Bali, Indonesia. This follows from a press release dated 5 October 2018 as published on the website of the OECD in which the then upcoming event was announced. The four organisations include ...
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